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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334161/the-role-of-neurosonology-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Odysseas Kargiotis, Apostolos Safouris, Georgios Magoufis, Maria Georgala, Andromachi Roussopoulou, Eleftherios Stamboulis, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Andreas Lazaris, George Geroulakos, Spyros Vasdekis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a common cause of ischemic stroke with high rates of recurrence. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS) are highly recommended for the secondary prevention of symptomatic CAD during the first 14 days following the index event of transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. CEA or CAS may also be offered in selected cases with severe asymptomatic stenosis. Herein, we review the utility of neurosonology in the diagnosis and pre-/peri-interventional assessment of CAD patients who undergo carotid revascularization procedures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326378/the-casper-stent-system-for-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Sebastian J Mutzenbach, Katharina Millesi, Cornelia Roesler, Erasmia Broussalis, Slaven Pikija, Johann Sellner, Lukas Machegger, Christoph J Griessenauer, Monika Killer-Oberpfalzer
PURPOSE: To report the results of a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data evaluating the safety and efficacy of a double layer stent engineered for carotid artery occlusive disease. METHODS: Between January 2014 and February 2017, 138 patients (25.4% women; median age 71 years) underwent Casper stent implantation for carotid artery stenosis. Eligibility criteria included stenosis >70% of vessel diameter (or >50% diameter with ulceration) in symptomatic patients or asymptomatic patients with >80% stenosis at the carotid bifurcation or in the proximal internal carotid artery...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319041/successful-pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-in-a-patient-with-sickle-cell-disease-and-associated-resolution-of-a-leg-ulcer
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Abhinav Agrawal, Rakesh Shah, Matthew D Bacchetta, Arunabh Talwar
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a relatively frequent and severe complication of sickle cell disease (SCD). PH associated with SCD is classified as Group 5 PH. The exact pathogenesis of PH in SCD in not known. There are also very limited treatment options available at this time for such patients with Group 5 PH. Patients with SCD are predisposed to a hypercoagulable state and thus can also suffer from chronic thromboembolism. These patients can have associated chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), thus being classified as Group 4 PH...
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318581/prostanoids-for-critical-limb-ischaemia
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REVIEW
Valeria Vietto, Juan Va Franco, Victoria Saenz, Denise Cytryn, Jose Chas, Agustín Ciapponi
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular disease in the general population. Although numerous treatments have been adopted for patients at different disease stages, no option other than amputation is available for patients presenting with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) unsuitable for rescue or reconstructive intervention. In this regard, prostanoids have been proposed as a therapeutic alternative, with the aim of increasing blood supply to the limb with occluded arteries through their vasodilatory, antithrombotic, and anti-inflammatory effects...
January 10, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317991/successful-recanalization-of-long-femoro-crural-occlusive-disease-after-failed-bypass-surgery
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Grigorios Korosoglou, Tom Eisele, Dorothea Raupp, Christoph Eisenbach, Sorin Giusca
Patients with critical limb ischemia necessitate immediate intervention to restore blood flow to the affected limb. Endovascular procedures are currently preferred for these patients. We describe the case of an 80-year-old female patient who presented to our department with ischemic rest pain and ulceration of the left limb. The patient had history of left femoral popliteal bypass surgery, femoral thromboendarterectomy and patch angioplasty of the same limb 2 years ago. Doppler sonography and magnetic resonance angiography revealed an occlusion of the left superficial femoral artery (SFA) and popliteal artery and of all three infra-popliteal arteries...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317447/improving-1-year-outcomes-of-infrainguinal-limb-revascularisation-a-population-based-cohort-study-of-104-000-patients-in-england
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Katriina Heikkila, David C Mitchell, Ian M Loftus, Amundeep S Johal, Sam Waton, David A Cromwell
Background -The availability and diversity of lower limb revascularisation procedures have increased in England in the past decade. We investigated whether these developments in care have translated to improvements in patient pathways and outcomes. Methods -Individual-patient records from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) were used to identify 103 934 patients who underwent endovascular (angioplasty) or surgical (endarterectomy, profundaplasty or bypass) lower limb revascularisation for infrainguinal peripheral artery disease (PAD) in England between January 2006 and December 2015...
January 9, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309910/the-diosgenin-prodrug-nanoparticles-with-ph-responsive-as-a-drug-delivery-system-uniquely-prevents-thrombosis-without-increased-bleeding-risk
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Zeliang Wei, Guang Xin, Haibo Wang, Huajie Zheng, Chengjie Ji, Jun Gu, Limei Ma, Chaoyi Qin, Zhihua Xing, Hai Niu, Wen Huang
Thrombosis is the leading cause of death in patients with cardiovascular disease in the world. Current antithrombotic agent aspirin has serious side effects such as higher bleeding risk and serious gastrointestinal ulcers. Diosgenin reported in clinical research could prevent thrombosis without side effects. However, poor bioavailability and low knowledge on its molecular targets limit its clinical application. A novel prodrug with antithrombotic effect was prepared based on conjugating diosgenin derivatives to PEG with Schiff-base bond...
January 5, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306594/vertebrobasilar-artery-stroke-as-the-heralding-sign-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Reza Mohammadian, Ali Tarighatnia, Mehran Naghibi, Evin Koleini, Nader D Nader
Cerebral ischemia because of vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI) rarely presents as an initial sign within the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) population, and there are very few case reports supporting this manifestation. This report details 3 different patients with SLE who experienced VBI as an initial manifestation. Patient 1 was a 24-year-old female who developed a bilateral pontine lesion as a consequence of basilar artery stenosis. Patient 2 was a 34-year-old male with an acute ischemic lesion on the right side of his cerebellum and pons because of significant stenosis in the distal segment of the right vertebral artery...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306471/correlation-between-frequency-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-and-fractional-flow-reserve-in-angiographically-intermediate-coronary-lesions
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Francesco Burzotta, Roberto Nerla, Jonathan Hill, Lazzaro Paraggio, Antonio Maria Leone, Jonathan Byrne, Italo Porto, Giampaolo Niccoli, Cristina Aurigemma, Carlo Trani, Philip MacCarthy, Filippo Crea
BACKGROUND: The decision-making process of patients with angiographically-intermediate coronary lesions (ICL) is clinically challenging and may benefit from adjunctive invasive techniques. Fractional-flow-reserve (FFR) represents the gold standard to evaluate ICL but frequency-domain optical-coherence-tomography (OCT) is a novel, promising, high resolution coronary imaging technique, which allows physiopathologic assessment of coronary plaque. We investigated the possible relation between OCT and FFR in selected ICL patients...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304937/an-economic-evaluation-of-the-impact-cost-and-medicare-policy-implications-of-chronic-nonhealing-wounds
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Samuel R Nussbaum, Marissa J Carter, Caroline E Fife, Joan DaVanzo, Randall Haught, Marcia Nusgart, Donna Cartwright
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the cost of chronic wound care for Medicare beneficiaries in aggregate, by wound type and by setting. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of the Medicare 5% Limited Data Set for calendar year 2014 included beneficiaries who experienced episodes of care for one or more of the following: arterial ulcers, chronic ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, diabetic infections, pressure ulcers, skin disorders, skin infections, surgical wounds, surgical infections, traumatic wounds, venous ulcers, or venous infections...
January 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289950/combined-radial-tibial-access-strategy-with-radial-tibial-reverse-cart-radial-tibial-kiss-and-tibial-tibial-kiss
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Elias B Hanna, Bashar A Ababneh, Amit N Amin
A 45-year-old male smoker presented with extensive non-healing ulcerations and an occluded right common femoral artery. His left forearm had contractures from a prior stroke. We describe a combined radial-tibial access revascularization strategy.
January 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275068/sucrose-octasulfate-dressing-versus-control-dressing-in-patients-with-neuroischaemic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-explorer-an-international-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Michael Edmonds, José Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Jesus Manuel Alfayate-García, Jacques Martini, Jean-Michel Petit, Gerry Rayman, Ralf Lobmann, Luigi Uccioli, Anne Sauvadet, Serge Bohbot, Jean-Charles Kerihuel, Alberto Piaggesi
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers are serious and challenging wounds associated with high risk of infection and lower-limb amputation. Ulcers are deemed neuroischaemic if peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease are both present. No satisfactory treatment for neuroischaemic ulcers currently exists, and no evidence supports one particular dressing. We aimed to assess the effect of a sucrose octasulfate dressing versus a control dressing on wound closure in patients with neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers...
December 20, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248245/outcomes-of-tibial-endovascular-intervention-in-patients-with-poor-pedal-runoff
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Hallie E Baer-Bositis, Taylor D Hicks, Georges M Haidar, Matthew J Sideman, Lori L Pounds, Mark G Davies
OBJECTIVE: Tibial interventions for critical limb ischemia are now commonplace. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pedal runoff on patient-centered outcomes after tibial endovascular intervention. METHODS: A database of patients undergoing lower extremity endovascular interventions at a single urban academic medical center between 2006 and 2016 was retrospectively queried. Patients with critical ischemia (Rutherford 5 and 6) were identified. Preintervention angiograms were reviewed in all cases to assess pedal runoff...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245353/multiple-aneurysms-and-gastrointestinal-involvement-in-behcet-s-disease-a-case-report
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Mengdi Wang, Weiwei Sun, Zhenjie Chen, Xiaona Wang, Jie Lv, Quanming Tan, Yaoxian Wang, Jingwei Zhou
RATIONALE: Behcet's disease (BD) is a rare systemic vasculitis disorder that can involve vessels of any size. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old female had recurrent painful mouth ulcers about 30 years ago and recently presented with abdominal distension, conjunctival congestion, and chest pain in sequence. DIAGNOSES: The patient was diagnosed with BD according to the International Criteria for Behcet's Disease (ICBD). INTERVENTIONS: A therapy of glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide was administered...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245339/ten-year-progress-of-coronary-artery-lesions-prior-to-beh%C3%A3-et-disease-diagnosis-a-case-report-and-care-compliant-article
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Wenfang Ma, Yan Liang, Jun Zhu
INTRODUCTION: Behçet disease is a multisystemic chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, uveitis, and skin lesions. However, particularly part of patients would present cardiovascular involvements and vascular lesions could be the presenting sign of Behçet disease preceding classical symptoms. We presented a middle aged male patient, in whom abdominal aorta pseudoaneurysm was as the first leading sign to reveal Behçet disease, and with his coronary artery lesions progress through a 10-year period before Behçet disease was diagnosed...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242743/open-repair-management-of-a-patient-with-aortic-arch-saccular-aneurysm-penetrating-atherosclerotic-ulcer-one-vessel-coronary-artery-disease-and-an-isolated-dissection-of-the-abdominal-aorta
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Harvey Romolo, Dicky A Wartono, Sugisman Suyuti, Bagus Herlambang, Michael Caesario, Ismoyo Sunu
Isolated saccular compared to fusiform aneurysm is considered to be a rare entity with challenges of its own. A 62-year-old female was diagnosed with a case of saccular aneurysm and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the aortic arch. Additionally, she also had one vessel coronary artery disease and type B abdominal aortic dissection. She was then managed with open aortic arch repair and coronary artery bypass grafting. If required, elective endovascular repair will be done for the abdominal aorta on a later date...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240587/reclaiming-autologous-amputated-tissue-for-limb-salvage-of-a-diabetic-foot-burn-with-underlying-critical-limb-ischemia
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Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Andrew M Wishy, Kaitlyn I M West, David L Dawson, Sara E Dahle, John G Carson
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a worldwide pandemic that impacts more than 387 million people, with 29 million individuals affected in the United States alone. Diabetic patients have a 25% lifetime risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Having a DFU is associated with a risk of recurrence approaching 70%. In addition, 1 in 6 patients with DFU will have a lower-limb amputation, with an associated increase in mortality ranging from 47% to 70%. Therefore, limb salvage is critical in patients with DFU...
January 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237360/endovascular-treatment-of-thromboangiitis-obliterans-buerger-s-disease
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Mohammad-Hadi S Modaghegh, Shahab Hafezi
PURPOSE: When critical limb ischemia (CLI) occurs in patients with thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO) or Buerger's disease, smoking cessation alone may be insufficient to relieve rest pain and promote wound healing. Accordingly, adjunctive measures are warranted to restore adequate blood flow required for limb salvage. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for the treatment of patients with TAO and CLI. In addition, a review of the literature on endovascular management of TAO is included...
February 2018: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229192/-late-onset-systemic-sclerosis-a-retrospective-study-of-27-patients-diagnosed-after-the-age-of-70
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A Achille, L Journeau, O Espitia, J Connault, A Espitia-Thibault, C Durant, F Perrin, M-A Pistorius, A Néel, M Hamidou, C Agard
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe special features of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) diagnosed after the age of 70. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients aged above 70 years at the time of diagnosis of SSc and followed at an internal medicine unit between 2000 and 2015. Co-morbidities and clinical characteristics were analyzed, as well as survival at 1, 2 and 3 years. RESULTS: Of 246 patients, 27 (11%) were included (89% women, 96% Caucasians, age 78...
December 8, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226477/cell-therapy-for-critical-limb-ischemia-an-integrated-review-of-pre-clinical-and-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Mohammad Qadura, Daniella C Terenzi, Subodh Verma, Mohammed Al-Omran, David A Hess
Critical limb ischemia (CLI), the most severe form of peripheral artery disease, is characterized by pain at rest and non-healing ulcers in the lower extremities. For patients with CLI, where the extent of atherosclerotic artery occlusion is too severe for surgical bypass or percutaneous interventions, limb amputation remains the only treatment option. Thus, cell-based therapy to restore perfusion and promote wound healing in patients with CLI is under intense investigation. Despite promising preclinical studies in animal models, transplantation of bone marrow (BM) derived cell populations in patients with CLI has shown limited benefit preventing limb amputation...
December 11, 2017: Stem Cells
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